50% trading income restriction lifted for charities applying for COVID-19 loans

30 April, 2020 - 15:28


Registered charities are now exempt from the rule which stipulates that half of their income comes from trading in order to be eligible for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme.

The British Business Bank, which is...

Giving Tuesday Now - 5 May 2020

#GivingTuesdayNow to be held on Tuesday 5 May 2020

29 April, 2020 - 16:48


The makers of Giving Tuesday, a global charity awareness drive that takes place every November, have announced that 5 May 2020 will be taken over by #GivingTuesdayNow: a special extra edition of Giving Tuesday, in light of the challenges that charitable organisations of...

Make your organisation’s voice heard in Westminster

29 April, 2020 - 15:47


There will be several opportunities for VCSE organisations to have their voices heard over their future and the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

First, the House of Lords will be debating the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on...

No additional emergency funding for charities

28 April, 2020 - 15:56

The government has refused opposition demands for additional funding for charities.

In parliament yesterday, Oliver Dowden MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport...

IVAR publishes briefing on challenges faced by VCSE leaders

28 April, 2020 - 14:59


The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) has launched its latest briefing paper on the challenges faced by the VCSE during the...

#NeverMoreNeeded charity sector campaign

#NeverMoreNeeded campaign raises awareness of VCSE sector during coronavirus

27 April, 2020 - 15:30


A new social media campaign, #NeverMoreNeeded, has highlighted the increasingly vital role that our Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations play in society during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The campaign, which launched just ahead of the BBC's Big...

Charities urge Chancellor to allow furloughed charity workers to volunteer for their own organisation

24 April, 2020 - 16:10


More than 60 charity leaders have signed an open letter urging the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to allow furloughed charity workers to volunteer for their own organisation.


Fundraising Regulator publishes new guidance in response to coronavirus appeals

22 April, 2020 - 17:13


The Fundraising Regulator has published new guidance on setting up a fundraising appeal.

The guidance has been...

Coronavirus and the West of England – A voluntary and community sector response

14 April, 2020 - 14:55


The West of England Civil Society Partnership (WoECSP) has outlined the role that many Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations are playing in coordinated efforts to respond to coronavirus.


Government reveals £750m aid package for charities

9 April, 2020 - 17:12


We are cautiously optimistic following the UK government’s announcement of £750m worth of aid to charities as part of its response to coronavirus, including £370m allocated to small and medium-sized charities.

Whilst it is...